Police Investigate Multiple Criminal Mischief Complaints To Mailboxes

New Castle County Police are investigating multiple reports of damage to mailboxes throughout New Castle County.

(Newark, Del. 19702) Sunday (December 17) patrol units were dispatched to the unit block of S Perch Creek Dr in the community of Woodlands At Perch Creek, for a criminal mischief report to a mailbox.

During the course of the investigation, police learned that late Saturday night(December 16) into Sunday morning, several mail boxes had been damaged in a similar manner throughout the communities of La Grange and Woodlands At Perch Creek. Other communities where damaged mailboxes were reported, Brennan Estates, Rose Hill and Sylvan Park in Bear.

Police were able to secure surveillance video showing an unknown subject exiting a dark colored SUV and striking a mailbox with what appears to be a bat.

If you have any information pertaining to this investigation, please e-mail RJPrettyman@nccde.org or contact The New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800. Citizens can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department. Citizens who currently have the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit. The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.

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Detectives from NCCPD and DSP Make Coordinated Burglary Arrest

(New Castle-19720) New Castle County Police have arrested 37-year-old Alexis Martinez of Dover and 25-year-old Kelly White of Wilmington for multiple burglaries which had occurred throughout New Castle County.

On Thursday, (December 15) Detectives from the New Castle County Police Special Investigations Squad were conducting surveillance in the area of Pine St in the city of Wilmington when subjects matching the description of Alexis Martinez and Kelly White were observed leaving a residence.  After a brief foot chase, both subjects were taken into custody.

During the course of the investigation detectives from the New Castle County Criminal Investigations Unit and detectives from the Delaware State Police were able to create search warrants and recover multiple amounts of stolen property.

Alexis Martinez was charged by Detectives from both agencies.  Additional charges from detectives from other jurisdictions are pending.

At the time of this release, Alexis Martinez was charged with 11 counts of Burglary 3rd (Felony), 3 counts of Possession of Burglar Tools (Felony) 3 counts of Forgery 2nd (Felony), 1 count Theft of a Motor Vehicle (Felony) 1 count of Conspiracy 2nd , 1 count Unlawful Use of a Credit Card (Misdemeanor),  3 counts of Felony Theft, 2 counts of Resisting Arrest (Misdemeanor), 12 Counts of Theft (Misdemeanor), 6 counts of Criminal Mischief (Misdemeanor), 1 count of Criminal Trespass 3rd (Misdemeanor), 2 counts of Shoplifting (Misdemeanor), and the following traffic charges:  Driving while License Suspended, Aggressive Driving, Disregarding a Police Officer’s Signal, Driving an Unreasonable Speed, Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident, Failure to Provide Information at the Scene of an Accident, Failure to Remain in Lane, 4 counts of Failure to Signal Turn, and 3 counts of Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign.

Alexis Martinez was arraigned and held in lieu of $78,499 cash bail.

Kelly White was charged with Burglary 2nd (Felony), Resisting Arrest (Misdemeanor) Receiving Stolen Property (Misdemeanor).  She was arraigned and held in lieu of $8000 secured bail.

Alexis Martinez                                           Kelly White

K-9 Track Locates Suspect After He Steals From A Motor Vehicle

New Castle County Police have arrested 50-year-old Christopher Affoon for theft from a motor vehicle.

(Newark, Del. 19702) Today (December 15) at 3:15 a.m., patrol officers responded to the unit block of Avignon Dr for a theft in progress.

The 24-year-old victim was leaving a friend’s house when he observed Christopher Affoon rummaging through his White Ford Sedan. Christopher Affoon fled on foot after being confronted by the victim.

New Castle County K-9 officer and his partner Diesel conducted a track which led to the rear of a store in the 3000 block of Pulaski Hwy. Police observed Christopher Affoon, who matched the description of the suspect standing in the wooded area behind the store. Christopher Affoon was positively identified and taken into custody without incident.

Christopher Affoon was charged with third degree burglary and felony theft. He was arraigned and committed to Howard Young Correctional Institution after failing to pay $1,000.00 secured bond and issued a no contact order.

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Multiple Packages Stolen From Neighborhood, Police Arrest Two

New Castle County Police have arrested 45-year-old James Rausch and 39-year-old Lynn Iman with stealing packages from the community of Christiana Green.

(Newark, Del. 19702) Tuesday (December 12) New Castle County Police were dispatched to the community of Christiana Green for the report of several packages taken from their residence.

A resident of the community arrived home to find James Rausch and Lynn Iman and their white Kia sedan parked in her driveway. The witness was able to capture a photo of the vehicle and the suspects. The photos were posted to Facebook by the witness and James Rausch and Lynn Iman were positively identified.

During the course of the investigation, police located multiple empty shipping boxes along Denny Road in Bear, Del., which lead police to additional victims. Police were able to secure arrest warrants for James Rausch and Lynn Iman.

Yesterday (December 13), James Rausch of the 200 block of Adams St and Lynn Iman of the 400 block of Ivory La  were stopped by Delaware City Police in the white Kia and were taken into custody without Incident.

James Rausch was charged with four counts of misdemeanor theft, two counts of criminal trespass in the third degree, five counts of misdemeanor conspiracy, and one count of misdemeanor attempted theft. He was arraigned and committed to Howard Young Correctional Institution for failing to pay $1,200.00 secured bail and issued a no contact order.

Lynn Iman was charged with Four counts of misdemeanor theft, two counts of criminal trespass in the third degree, five counts of misdemeanor conspiracy and one count of misdemeanor attempted theft. She was arraigned and committed to The Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution for failing to pay $1,200.00 secured bail and issued a no contact order.

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County Police Conduct Four Separate Heroin Overdose, 3 Fatal

New Castle County Police are currently conducting four separate heroin overdose, 3 of which were fatal.

Today (December 13) between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., County Police responded to three separate incidents where a person was deceased and evidence of heroin use was recovered. Police also responded to one overdose where NARCAN was used to save a subject from overdosing. The incidents occurred in the Bear, Brandywine and Claymont area. The cause of death for each individual has yet to be determined by the Delaware Division of Forensic Science.

If you or someone you know has an addiction problem and wants help, New Castle County Police has the Hero Help initiative.   Hero Help is a collaboration of the Police, Delaware Department of Justice and state Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health to provide drug and/or alcohol addiction treatment to qualifying adults who contact police and ask for treatment. Individuals can come to the Corporal Paul J. Sweeney Public Safety Building at 3601 N. DuPont Highway New Castle, Del. 19720 to request further information and inquire if they are eligible. Citizens can also call (302)395-8050.
To be eligible for the program, you must be a Delaware resident 18-years-old or older, have no violent criminal convictions, and voluntarily enroll in the program.

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Teen Charged With Stealing Motor Vehicle

New Castle County Police have arrested a 16 year-old with stealing a motor vehicle.

(Newark, Del. 19702) Sunday (December 10) New Castle County Patrol officers were patrolling the area of The Sparrow Run Community. The officer observed a Silver Nissan Sedan making several traffic violations, at which time the officer conducted a motor vehicle stop for the infractions.

Officers learned that the vehicle was reported stolen to New Castle County Police from the 8000 block of Rodin Ct on Sunday, December 3rd.

A 16-year-old driver and 13-year-old passenger were taken into custody without incident.

The 13-year-old was not charged.

The 16-year-old, from the 500 block of Concord Bridge Pl was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, driving without a license, failure to use turn signal, failure to stop at a stop sign, improper lane change, and driving a vehicle without consent of the owner. He was arraigned and released on $1,350.00 unsecured bond and issued a no contact order.

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